The weekend of September 17th I experienced a lot hidden LA adventures.
September 17 - A Capella Fanboy
I was going to go by myself to this a Capella show at the Bootleg theatre down the street, but Jimmy joined last minute to keep me company. I had imagined a theatre with seating where I can freely hold up my fanboy poster shamelessly, but as I entered the venue, I had discovered that it was actually more of a indie rock spot. There was a bar and lots of standing space like a concert. I didn't realize that indie kids were into a Capella.
The beer helped me relax. I was thankful Jimmy joined me because I would have just stood in the dark corner which would have been terrible. The Silverlake Chorus pleased the denim jacket wearing, facial hair growing, bicycle riding crowd. After the show, I approached Manu to tell him that he did a great job, he was flattered I made him a sign and amused I didn't hold it up because I was embarrassed. I actually found out about the performance through Manu's tumblr... it was a great night because checking out the Bootleg theatre in my 'hood was also on my to do list.
"You made that for him!?!?" His mom asked me about this sign I made for a guy I've never met.
"um.. yes... I have to go now! You did great!" I think his boyfriend glared at me. OOps.
September 18 - Self-Realization
Lake Shrine, a spiritual sanctuary where we rediscovered nature, meditating and multiple forms of spirituality.
I felt like I had escaped LA. We noticed some swans floating in the lake which we were convinced were animatronics.
We headed to the Bergamot Station to check out multiple art galleries
Interacting with the art
For dinner was Thai Patio - this amazingly cheap and delicious Thai place in Thai Town. YES!
|Ginger Chicken, Satay, Fillet Fish, Tom Kha, Drunken Noodle, etc etc. all dishes were amazing|
Ended up in WeHo.. ugh.. but at Eleven this time!
Got dropped off - no cover with flyer - open bar for 7 minutes around midnight.
September 18 - More Hidden
Another thing on my todo list is visit the historic Vista Theater! We watched The Town, which wasn't my type of film, couldn't understand their Boston accents. But I loved the Vister theater's Egyptian theme. There were hieroglyphics all over the walls and large Sphinx statues.
And finally, El Chavo for authentic Mexican food, next to the theatre, with decorations that made you feel like you were in the warm sidewalks of Mexico. Though the bar had neon sombreros hanging from the ceiling... not very authentic.
I love LA.